Blossom's New Restaurant on Carmine Street in Greenwich VillageBlossom’s New Restaurant on Carmine Street in Greenwich Village

Vegan-friendly restaurants are quietly expanding through New York City, on top of long-standing luncheonettes and temple canteens. Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, these great joints will hit the spot.

1. Cafe Blossom

The Blossom family of organic vegan restaurants began with their flagship restaurant in Chelsea in 2005. Today, in addition to the Chelsea restaurantyou will find Blossom on Carmine  with varied small plates meant to be shared, Cafe Blossom on the Upper West Side for casual dining, and the Upper East Side V-Note, so elegant, you’ll find it in this list at #4. Each location has its own unique menu, but all with the same fine quality.